Statement Necklaces Rule the Red Carpet at the 2016 Golden Globes

The jewelry Twitter universe had a major wish granted last night when statement necklaces—not studs—took top honors as the most widely worn jewel at the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.


“The Statement Necklace is Back!!!” proclaimed @StylingSpy, aka Michael O’Connor last night. And there were so many worn—from Leslie Mann’s Irene Neuwirth mixed gemstone choker to Olivia Wilde’s golden egg-shape gemstone number from Bulgari to Jennifer Lawrence’s (winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for Joy) massive Chopard diamond bib—that tweeters and TV viewers had plenty to admire. On that list: Jennifer Lopez and Helen Mirren (nominated for her portrayal of Hedda Hopper in Trumbo) wore platinum and diamond necklaces from Harry Winston; Emmy Rossum wore a vine-inspired Van Cleef & Arpels piece; Sophia Bush wore a diamond choker from Martin Katz; The Affair’s Maura Tierney (winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television) wore a vintage citrine, gold, and black rhodium torque necklace from Fred Leighton; and Olivia Palermo wore an oversize gold leaf style from David Webb.



Actress Leslie Mann in a gemstone choker from Irene Neuwirth (photo courtesy of Irene Neuwirth)

In fact, last night was so full of chic jewels that there were very few (okay, two actresses) about whom to grumble. Nominees Amy Schumer (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, in Trainwreck) and Rooney Mara (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, in Carol) were naked of jewelry. @TheAdventurine urged tweeters not to despair: “Do not pay attention to this moment with Rooney. She is a no-jewelry offender from w-a-y back. #globejewelry.”

Other trends included emeralds—earrings in particular—large gemstone drops, and even some inky black rhodium styles. Emerald wearers included Laverne Cox and Jaimie Alexander in Lorraine Schwartz, Gina Rodriguez in Neil Lane, and Taraji Henson (winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, in Empire) in Kimberly McDonald. Gemstone drops were evident dangling from the lobes of Bryce Howard in Irene Neuwirth fire opals, Melissa Benoist in Irene Neuwirth, nominee for American Crime Regina King in Coomi, Heidi Klum in Lorraine Schwartz, and nominee for her work in Downton Abbey Joanne Froggatt in Casato. Meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst (nominated for her work in Fargo) and Zendaya wore black rhodium and diamond earrings from Fred Leighton and Yoko London, respectively.


Empire’s Taraji Henson in emerald drop earrings from Kimberly McDonald (photo courtesy of Kimberly McDonald)


Zendaya in drop earrings with diamonds, black rhodium, and Tahitian pearls from Yoko London (photo courtesty of Yoko London)

Is all of this interesting bling a sign of more to come at the Oscars on Feb. 28? Fingers crossed the Globes are the good omen that industry needs.


Jennifer Lopez in a platinum and diamond necklace from Harry Winston (photo courtesy of Harry Winston)


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